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Democracy Dialogues

On the second Saturday of the month, Democracy Dialogues brings together significant leaders for intimate conversations streamed directly to your home. Listen as they explore some of the most pressing issues impacting democracy in our time. Generous support provided by 4Culture.

Upcoming Democracy Dialogues

Democracy Dialogues: The Evolution of Social Change

Saturday, November 14, 7 pm; Register Now

From the Black Power Movement to the Black Lives Matter Movement, revolutionaries and activists fight for a racially-just society, each generation using different tactics to pursue change. Join former Black Panther and current diversity consultant Elmer Dixon, and educator and activist Allani Seals for an inter-generational conversation exploring their shared commitments to justice and unique approaches to activism. Presented in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State.

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Explore Past Democracy Dialogues

Democracy Dialogues: Political Parties and the Crisis of Democracy

Our two-party system has long been an imperfect tool for representation. Parties and elections are under increasing strain from money in elections, the corrosive effects of corporate lobbying, systemic racism and voter suppression. As we approach a critical presidential election, hear from political scientists Lance Bennett and Christopher Sebastian Parker who explore these issues and discuss how to restore citizen trust in our political system.

Program date: October 10, 2020

Democracy Dialogues: Vote-by-Mail

Faced with voting during a global pandemic, our local leaders are providing critical insights to the rest of the nation on Washington’s vote-by-mail system. Hear from Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and King County Elections Director Julie Wise as they discuss the myths, challenges, and successes of voting by mail.

Program date: September 12, 2020

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